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Vera Lutter

The Director’s Series: Michael Govan and Vera Lutter (Talk)
Bing Theater, LACMA, Los Angeles
12 March 2018, 7:30pm

Vera Lutter, Rodin Garden, I: February 22, 2017, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, promised gift of Sharyn and Bruce Charnas © Vera Lutter
Vera Lutter, Rodin Garden, I: February 22, 2017, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, promised gift of Sharyn and Bruce Charnas © Vera Lutter

LACMA CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director Michael Govan speaks with photographer Vera Lutter about her ongoing artist residency at LACMA. Since January 2017, Lutter has been documenting the museum using one of the oldest optical technologies still in use, that of the camera obscura. Using custom-built pinhole cameras, Lutter is photographing portions of the LACMA campus that are slated for demolition to make way for a new permanent collection building designed by Peter Zumthor. Working with objects from the museum's permanent collection, she is also using her distinctive photographic technique to create a new and experimental body of work. Govan and Lutter will discuss the artist's process, and how her project offers a unique perspective on LACMA's history and future.

LACMA, Los Angeles